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Happy Foursquare Day: Where To Go To Get Deals

April 16 is the official Foursquare Day.

Running errands, grabbing lunch or catching up with friends has never been more useful. Today marks the third annual Foursquare Day.

The social media application, largely used on phones, allows users to "check-in" at various locations around town. Going to Starbucks? Check-in. Getting a pedicure at your favorite spa? Check-in.

The more times you check in at a location, the more status you receive. So after a number of times checking in, you earn badges and can even become "mayor" of a certain location.

But on today, businesses around the country are giving "check-iners" an extra boost by offering specials and discounts.

Foursquare Day was the brainchild of Westchase optometrist Nate Bonilla-Warford. He created the holiday from his Twitter page two years ago and it's grown in popularity ever since.

Last year, New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced April 16 would officially be Foursquare Day in the city. In St. Petersburg, Foursquare Day has its own loyal following. Here's a list of Foursquare Day events and discounts you can get for checking-in today:

Foursquare Day Discounts in St. Pete and Pinellas County:

  • Canvas Zoo – Free 10″ x 10″ Gallery Wrapped Canvas with any purchase of 4-up Pop Art.
  • Chihully Collection- $5 Chihuly Collection admission – Foursquare Day check-in special – a savings of 66% off! #ChihulyStPete #4sqDay @4sqdayTampa @MoreanArts
  • FlourFreeCakes.com - A delicious organic flourless and gluten free chocolate cake $20 when you mention Local shops 1. Cakes are to be picked up in St Pete or pay for FEDEX shipping anywhere in the US. To place an order please call Emmanuel at 727 2511879
  • Historic Shed - Special offer: $100 off any order over $500.
  • illuminated Publishing We will include a “how do my choices measure up?” ruler with every book purchase made at on Monday, April 16.
  • Kozy Kasual Wears - 20% discount on any peace frog product
  • Mermaid Minerals – Two for 1 on Loose Mineral Eye Shadows by Mermaid Minerals. Online orders only. Use code: EYETRANSFORM
  • REVA Foods – 20% off on all web orders
  • Six Degrees of Success – One free hour of advanced communication skills evaluation and training for business marketing and public relations.
  • St. Pete Bagel Co. – free 16oz Frappuccino (any flavor)
  • St. Pete Bagel Co. – free 16oz Frappuccino (any flavor)
  • St Pete Beach Rental - 10% discount off any week
  • Stella & Dot Jewelry – Free Shipping on any order; PLUS 20% of the proceeds from 4 bracelets will be donated to Autism Speaks for Autism Awareness Month
  • Tampa Bay Natural Health – 16% off ALL products online Enter Code 4SQUARE at checkout.
  • Tampabay Massage Therapy & Wellness Center – free bottle of Biofreeze to everyone that schedules a massage online
  • The Traveling Stach – 20% off online photography. (coupon code is: DiaDe4Square)
  • Vault Denim – $10 off your purchase
  • WildSugar Photography – 1/2 price session fees

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